1% for the Planet Network Co-Hosts Webinar on Prop 37 GMO Labeling
WAITSFIELD, Vt., Oct. 22 /CSRwire/ - 1% for the Planet member companies Nature’s Path, New Belgium Brewing, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Mama Chia and Pop Culture are leading the charge in support of the Prop 37 GMO-labeling referendum in California. This ballot initiative will have implications that affect other states and nations regarding label transparency in the market-place and the right of consumers to know what is in their food.
Tomorrow, 1% for the Planet is mobilizing its global network of thousands of non profits and business-members to help spread the word. A webinar to be held Tuesday October 23rd at 11am PST/2pm EST, co-hosted by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), will feature 1% for the Planet member companies speaking about the importance of GMO labeling and the campaign to get CA voters to support this referendum.
Arran Stephens, Founder and CEO of Nature’s Path,and a member of 1% for the Planet with his company’s EnviroKidz brand, will lead the participatory discussion that is also open to reporters and media.“
1% for the Planet supports transparency in the marketplace, and sees GMO labeling as a step in the right direction. US nationwide polls find that nearly 90% of Americans favor labeling of foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients.
“As we enter our 10th anniversary year, we’re celebrating the $100 million milestone of member-given funding of important environmental work,” said 1% for the Planet CEO Terry Kellogg. “We are also putting more resources into mobilizing partnerships and elevating network impact on important issues. We believe transparency regarding GMO foods is critical to enabling market-based progress related to our food supply
Proponents of GMO labeling, include other companies such as Whole Foods, Lundberg Farms, Dr. Bronner's and Mercola.com, are calling for passage of Prop. 37
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Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, 1% for the Planet is a platform of credibility and engagement for environmentally conscious brands that are truly committed to making a positive impact with their business. This global movement of more than 1000 member companies in 45 countries donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental organizations worldwide, and new members join on a daily basis. 1%FTP annually reviews financial records to certify that member businesses meet their commitment. To learn more go to: www.onepercentfortheplanet.org.
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